Chick Charms® Silver Suede™ (also known as Sempervivum 'Neptune'): Green and pink rosettes with silvery sheen. A thick coating of long cilia gives this rosette a wonderfully velvety texture. This variety turns a soft lilac in winter and then produces lots of offsets on long stolons each spring. Sold in single container.
Hens & Chicks need plenty of outdoor sunlight to show their best colors and maintain a tight rosette form. They thrive in gritty, well-draining soils and pots with drainage holes. They produce new offsets or "chicks" on stolons. These chicks can be left to form tidy clusters or removed to share and transplant.
Sempervivum do most of their growing in the spring and summer, and will thrive with weekly watering and afternoon shade if temperatures exceed 80F. They are incredibly frost hardy and will happily overwinter under an insulating blanket of snow. Protect from heavy rains and standing water to prevent rot.
COLOR - PRIMARY: Green / Lime
COLOR - SECONDARY: Pink
BLOOM COLOR: Pink Bloom
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 5 (-20F)
RECOMMENDED LIGHT CONDITIONS: Filtered / Partial Sun, Full Sun
MAXIMUM HEIGHT: Under 3"
MAXIMUM ROSETTE SIZE: 5"-6"
GROWTH HABIT / SHAPE: Rosette
SPECIAL CHARACTERISTIC: Lots of Offsets, Easy to Propagate, Pet Safe